Public safety mobile broadband in Australia

Network Strategies conducts peer review of Productivity Commission analysis

Auckland, New Zealand – 12 January 2016

The Australian Productivity Commission’ s research report on public safety mobile broadband (PSMB) found that the most efficient way to deliver a ‘public safety grade’ mobile broadband capability was by relying on commercial mobile networks and spectrum.

Other options considered by the Commission included the deployment of a dedicated network, as well as combinations of commercial and dedicated networks.

The Commission engaged Network Strategies to conduct a peer review of its economic analysis. We found that the Commission’s methodology and assumptions were in general reasonable for Australian conditions, but recommended that some inputs be reviewed or assessed via sensitivity testing, in particular where information is uncertain due to the lack of PSMB applications and comparable networks.

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Network Strategies works at the forefront of the telecommunications revolution, delivering advice and insight to operators, manufacturers and governments. From offices in Auckland, London, Melbourne and Wellington, Network Strategies staff provide strategic consultancy to clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America, offering a complete global outlook on key issues affecting all players in the telecoms sector.

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Suella Hansen 
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Australia: 
Noelle Jones 
Tel: +61 3 9830 0152 
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